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White Sox missing three starters Saturday

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White Sox missing three starters Saturday

ARLINGTON, TEXAS -- Starters Alejandro De Aza, Alexei Ramirez and A.J. Pierzynski are all out of the White Sox lineup on Saturday night.

Manager Robin Ventura said Pierzynski (right oblique strain) is expected to return to the lineup on Sunday while Ramirez (sore wrist) likely will too.

Ventura isnt as certain about De Aza, whom he ruled out entirely on Saturday, though Ventura said the training staff isnt overly concerned about the center fielders wrist after he and Ramirez collided in the outfield in the seventh inning of Fridays 9-5 victory. Ramirez and Pierzynski could play if needed on Saturday, Ventura said.

We knew that coming in (De Aza) was going to be tender, Ventura said. They might do (an X-ray), just as a precaution. But (trainer Herm Schneider) isnt worried about it or anything, other than some soreness. Almost like they were in a car wreck.

De Aza said his wrist had improved and he wouldnt rule himself out of action on Sunday.

Its bothering me a little bit, but better, De Aza said. Well see today after treatment how were going and tomorrow morning. It feels better than what I thought.

Eduardo Escobar will hit first and play shortstop for the White Sox against Texas left-hander Matt Harrison. Catcher Tyler Flowers will get his fourth straight start in Pierzynskis stead and hit seventh. Jordan Danks will hit ninth and play center field.

White Sox mourn passing of former pitcher Daniel Webb

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White Sox mourn passing of former pitcher Daniel Webb

Former White Sox pitcher Daniel Webb died at the age of 28 in an ATV accident on Saturday night, according to Humphreys County Sheriff Chris Davis.

Davis called it a “tragic accident, and we should rally around the family.”

Webb, a Paducah, Ky. native, was with the White Sox from 2013-16 and went 7-5 with a 4.50 ERA.

The White Sox released this statement:

Daniel left many friends within the Chicago White Sox organization, and we are all shocked and stunned by the news of last night's terrible accident. He was a terrific young man with a full life ahead of him. All thoughts and prayers go to his family and friends as they deal with today's tragic news.

White Sox Talk Podcast: White Sox fans take over

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White Sox Talk Podcast: White Sox fans take over

To celebrate the 1-year anniversary of the podcast we opened the show up to our listeners to ask all the questions and choose all the topics in this All-Request White Sox Talk Podcast.

We hit a wide variety of topics ranging from possible White Sox trades, Tim Anderson's future, Rick Hahn's best and worst deals, making Carlos Rodon a reliever and many more. Every fan who had his/her question randomly selected wins a prize: everything from a Frank Thomas rookie baseball card to a Hawk Harrelson Alarm Clock.

Listen to the full episode in the embedded player below: